Announced: 2016 CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala!

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of the Canadian Independent Music Industry

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:00pm
The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON
Mixer, Dinner, Awards Gala and Reception

CIMA is proud to announce the recipients of and nominees for the 2nd Annual CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala.

Canadian independent music is a rich tapestry spanning many decades, with a prolific cast of players – be they industry professionals, road teams, stage and studio veterans, passionate entrepreneurs or tireless supporters and families.

It takes a passionate community to keep our Canadian heritage and music sector strong. We are humbled to recognize this year’s nominees and award recipients for their incredible contributions to independent music!

2016 Awards Recipients

Builder Award: Al Mair (Attic Records)
Brian Chater Leadership Award: Neill Dixon (Canadian Music Week)
Entrepreneur Award: Joel Carriere (Dine Alone Records & Bedlam Music Management)
Unsung Hero Award: Richard Flohil (Richard Flohil & Associates)

Marketing Award Nominees

Coalition Music – for USS’s Advanced Basics
Dine Alone Records – for City and Colour’s If I Should Go Before You
Six Shooter Records – for Whitehorse’s Leave No Bridge Unburned

The Marketing Award recipient will be announced at the Gala on June 13.

Special guest performers:


Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh

Jessica Mitchell

Rik Emmett

Shakura S’Aida

The Sheepdogs

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